Lexar 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card Review
0. phoneArena 03 Mar 2011, 07:47 posted on
The Lexar 32GB microSDHC memory card is the newest to be released for 2011 and features a Class 10 rating, which the manufacturer claims should be capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 10 MB per second and a read speed up to 20 MB per second...
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1. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 545; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Difference in speed does not seem significant enough, to me, to justify its price. Just my opinion though.
2. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
It may seem that way to you was because the no-name brand card was actually much better than its minimum Class 4 rating. If I could get a class 4 32gb microsd for much cheaper but it ran like a class 8 I would jump on that for sure. But if I ended up with a 32gb class 4 that actually ran at class 4 speeds then the lexar one is a much better deal.
3. Gary (unregistered)
Transcend 32 GB Class 10 is $49.96 with free shipping at Amazon.
4. Richard (unregistered)
@Gary The Transcend at Amazon is a SDHC card and not a MicroSDHC
5. Tomj777 (unregistered)
I have an HD2 and I'm constrained by hardware specification (the phone hardware doesn't lend itself to exploiting a speed greater than Class 4).
That said, performance is noticeably better with my Class 6 8GB Sandisk than a more `generic` branded class 4.2GB card
But here's the rub: Anecdotal evidence on various forums indicate that class 10 cards are optimised for sequential writes - most operations in the Smartphone world relates to Random Access, not Sequential...
Both hardware and card access may have impacted your tests. I notice that my friends Desire HD seems to be able to exploit the Class 10 (according to SD Tools and general responsiveness compared to a class 4
The challenge I have right now is that I've a Class 2 32GB card (sent incorrectly by play.com rather than the advertised class 4) and a Class 10 32GB Lexar card...
Do I send them both back or just send the Class 2 and see how the class 10 performs....